The West End Airport Officially Opens on Grand Bahama Island

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The West End Airport (MYGW) is a private airport that reopened for use on June 1. This is huge news for advisors because it opens up Old Bahama Bay Resort and Yacht Harbour and the destination of West End, Grand Bahama Island to private pilots and charter operators.

Just 55 miles from Palm Beach, Florida, and with 6,000 feet of paved runway, the West End Airport is a daytime only, Visual Flight Rules (VFR) only, operation. Advisors should note that no instrument approaches are available and no night landings/takeoffs are permitted. The airport is open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The ICAO code is MYGW and the IATA code is WTD.

Only aircraft which have been pre-approved by West End Airport Management and Bahamas ATC may land. This requires that the registration number of the aircraft be submitted and approved. To obtain approval, contact Ashley Smith, airport manager, at [email protected] or call 242-727-1335.

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